The Arizona Pickleball Player’s League (APPL) is a nonprofit organization that was founded and is currently led by a group of volunteers with a shared desire to make competitive team-based league pickleball available to players all throughout Arizona.

Greg Mather
APPL Inc., President

Founder of Arizona Pickleball Player’s League, Greg now serves as the organization’s president and league commissioner.

Bob Ham
APPL Inc., Vice President/Strategic Initiatives

Here since the organization’s beginning, Bob has taken the lead on several strategic projects supporting APPL’s objectives. Bob’s current goal as head of Strategic Initiatives is to help players not currently on a team find a home in the APPL community.

Brian Shipman
APPL Inc., Vice-President/Secretary/Treasurer/Casa Grande Region Director

Wearing a variety of administrative hats including managing our legal and corporate requirements, Brian and his efforts also led to the creation of the Casa Grande community-based league and its incorporation into APPL.

Alexa Erjavic
APPL Player and Volunteer Relations Manager

Alexa's role is to ensure our communications, processes, assimilation and tools are effective for our players and volunteers.

Carol Barron
West Valley Region Director/Media Relations

Also here since the organization’s beginning, Carol was largely responsible for the formation of the APPL West Valley region. Carol also serves as our APPL Media Relations contact and our USA Pickleball liaison.

Brenda Aly
APPL Web/Systems Administrator

Managing the maintenance and updates to APPL's website as well as all APPL regional websites, Brenda has been largely responsible for making our software systems interfaces user friendly and easy to learn and navigate.

Gregg Garthright
East Valley Region Director

Gregg has been instrumental in building and promoting APPL in the East Valley Region for several years. He has built his reputation as the Men's League coordinator in the region and is a welcome addition to the Regional Directors crew.

Priscilla Scott
Southern Region Director

Priscilla has played an important role in the development and growth of the APPL Southern Region. She is a leader in general pickleball growth with her involvement in the Tucson Area Pickleball organization.

Gregg Garthright
EVR Regional Director

Venue Manager

Steve Engel
EVR Men’s 50+, 65+ Division League Coordinator

Deb Albert
EVR Women’s 50+, 65+ Division League Coordinator

Josh Cohen
EVR Men’s, Women’s, Mixed 18+ League Coordinator

Andy Stowe
EVR Mixed 50+, 65+ Division League Coordinator

Jan Harding
Support Administrator

Carol Barron
WVR Regional Director

Brenda Aly
WVR Support Admin

Tom Bottorf
WVR Men’s Division League Coordinator (18+, 50+, 65+)
WVR Venue relationship Manager

Carol Acker
WVR Women’s Division League Coordinator (4.0,4.5/5.0)

Sandy Schaefer
WVR Women’s Division League Coordinator (2.5, 3.0, 3.5)

Denise Lopez
WVR Mixed Division League Coordinator

Steve Speight
White Mountain Regional Director

Kevin Milosevich
CGR Regional Director

Janett Kline
CGR Support Admin
CGR Women’s Division League Coordinator (3.0, 3.5, 4.0) (50+, 65+)

Kevin Milosevich
CGR Men’s Division League Coordinator (3.0, 3,5, 4.0) (50+, 65+)

Lala Rueckert
CGR Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Divisions League Coordinator 18+

Scott Frank
CGR Men’s, Mixed Divisions League Coordinator (4.5/5.0)

Wayne Bauer/ Christina Campbell
CGR Mixed Divisions League Coordinator 50+, 65+ (3.0-4.0)

Priscilla Scott
SR Regional Director

Raz Rasmussen
SR New Player Coordinator

Elise Souter
SR Women’s Division League Coordinator (50+, 65+)

Scot Ritchie
SR Men’s Division 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Open League Coordinator (50+, 65+)

Charles Davis
SR Men’s Division 3.0 League Coordinator (50+, 65+)

Pam McCallum
SR Mixed Division League Coordinator (50+, 65+)

Jan Garcia
SR Men, Women, Mixed Divisions League Coordinator 18+

“The West Valley APPL league play was a great way for us to meet players from other resorts and have some very competitive pickleball play too. We are excited about creating more teams from Happy Trails this year, and look forward to another fun year of pickleball play.”

Bill Knopp (West Valley Region Team Captain, Happy Trailers)